Personal Papers of Maynard

Scope and Content

Collection includes Girton College mementos preserved by Constance Maynard: examination papers 1873 and 1875; receipt for first term's fees October 1872; 'Stranger's Map Guide for Cambridge', not dated; and miscellaneous.

Administrative / Biographical History

Constance Louisa Maynard was born in 1849 and died in 1935. She was a student at Girton College 1872-1875 who subsequently helped Miss Louisa Lumsden start St Leonard's School, St Andrews, 1877-1880. She spent two years at the Slade School of Art. Largely through her energy and determination, Westfield College, London was opened in 1882 where she was Mistress from 1882 to 1913.

Access Information

Access is open to bona fide scholars by appointment only.

Other Finding Aids

As at Sep 2008 an online catalogue for Girton College Archives was available at

Archivist's Note

Collection Description taken from Genesis in Sep 2008 as part of Genesis 2008 Project. Description by Catherine Burke, Genesis Project Officer 17/01/2002

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